In the framework of SOLVENT project, work was carried out to develop strategies and dissemination material to assist the efficient application of solar and passive ventilation in urban buildings.
22nd AIVC Conference - Bath, UK - 11-14 September 2001
The 22nd AIVC Conference, Market Opportunities for Advanced Ventilation Technology, was held in Bath, UK, 11-14 September 2001.
Contains 42 papers
SOLVENT: development of strategies for the efficient use of solar and passive ventilation in urban buildings. | 2001 | English
The Building Regulations with regard to the energy performance of buildings in the Netherlands is an attempt to a performance oriented requirement in conjunction with a test standard. The test standard in fact means a calculation procedure.
The International Space Station (ISS) is the biggest multinational space program ever with 16 countries involved. Since November 2000 the station is permanently occupied with a crew of 3 astronauts.
Experimental study on the impact of ventilation parameters on pollutant transfer from outdoor air into a dwelling. | 2001 | English
In urban areas, people stand the most of their time in indoor environment. In this context, indoor air quality is more and more a subject of concern. Outdoor air quality can have a large impact on indoor air quality.
This study investigates the application of night ventilation techniques in ten urban canyons, situated in the extended region of Athens, Greece.
The NEN 5128 "Energy performance of dwellings and residential buildings- Determination method"  describes a procedure to calculate the energy performance coefficient EPC. The requirements are given in the Dutch Building Decree .
Thermal bridges are the typical locations for moisture and mould problems in buildings. Low surface temperatures in combination with a high humidity level in buildings can lead to severe problems and complaints by the occupants.
Testing a method for checking the performance of ventilation systems in commercial buildings in France. | 2001 | English
Ventilation performances in existing buildings are not well known, in France. They are not often checked. This paper shows how a method for checking the performance of ventilation could be applied in France.
European project pr EN13465 from CEN TC 156/WG2/AH4 gives a monozone model for airflow calculations in dwellings.
Ventilation plays an important role in the RT 2000 regulation. The ventilation system is of course taken into account, but also the building envelope airtigthness on which this paper focuses.
Building-integrated photovoltaic (PV) systems are increasingly common in developed countries and have the potential to contribute significantly to electricity generation as a benign alternative to fossil fuel generation.
Following calculations of potential energy savings, several types of earth-air heat exchangers have been coupled to buildings in novel concepts for passive heating and cooling of ventilation air.
The "Intelligent Facade" is seen as a central element in the evolution of building form and building fabric to provice environmental control and comfort.
A major concern of those wishing to limit the energy use in buildings is the growing trend towards installing air-conditioning in new and refurbished buildings.
Ventilation plays an important role in the RT 2000 regulation.
Most dwellings in the United States are ventilated primarily through leaks in the building shell (i.e., infiltration) rather than by whole-house mechanical ventilation systems.
This paper summarizes part of the work held at ENTPE within the framework of the IEA Annex 35 project.
The aim is to develop a new method for comfort in settings with high thermal load in buildings that do not require continuous cooling but cooling only during shorter periods. Example of such buildings is schools.
Dynamic insulation is a very good example of a ventilation system integrated with the building envelope. The paper describes two recent studies carried out at Nottingham on dynamic insulation.